See and hear about the latest projects that are helping to progress the Kendal Vision.

Members of the public will soon have the opportunity to be a part of a special event aimed at showcasing these projects.

This is the second progress event held by Kendal Futures since the Vision was published in 2020.

The exhibition will take place in the Assembly Rooms, Kendal Town Hall on January 17, from 1.30pm to 8pm.

Kendal Futures will also host a presentation commencing at 2pm and repeated at 6pm.

The highlight of the presentation will be the findings from a specialist movement study.

This study, funded by the Westmorland and Furness Council via the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, explores ways to reimagine Kendal’s road network.

The goal is to make the streets attractive public spaces accommodating the needs of everyone - pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles alike - for the long term.

Chairman of Kendal Futures, Mark Cropper said: "The importance of our places is now widely recognised and having the Vision, led by Kendal Futures, has enabled Kendal to attract a significant funding investment from the Government.

"The Vision was shaped by the views of 2,000 local people who told us what’s important to them."

Councillor Jonathan Brook, Leader of Westmorland and Furness Council, said: "There is great value in working with local partners, such as Kendal Futures, to develop ideas for a placemaking vision for the future of the town centre, based on community aspirations."

Apart from the Kendal’s streetscape study, the event provides another opportunity to learn more about the town centre regeneration projects.

The projects recently received a £13.5m boost from the Government’s Levelling Up Fund.

One can also gain insight into how the now-completed Stramongate public space improvement scheme will influence this scheme.

While change takes time, Mr Cropper acknowledges that progress is being made.

He said: "While the Vision provides long-term inspiration for change in Kendal, change is complex and can take a long time.

"However, working with Westmorland and Furness Council, Kendal Town Council and the local community via our Action Groups, progress is being made.

"We are excited to share the findings of our latest study to improve our traffic system and Kendal’s streetscape.”